Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Social Websites

Just more proof that children need to be living life and growing up in the real world, not the virtual world. Its all to easy to substitute the seemingly risk-free online life for what we were designed for.

Social networking websites are causing alarming changes in the brains of young users, an eminent scientist has warned.

Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Bebo are said to shorten attention spans, encourage instant gratification and make young people more self-centred.

The claims from neuroscientist Susan Greenfield will make disturbing reading for the millions whose social lives depend on logging on to their favourite websites each day...

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